This pre-monsoon season is turning out to be rainiest in recent years for Northwest India as well as for hills of Western Himalayas. Between March 1 and 28 surplus rain was observed over most parts of hills.
Uttrakhand received large excess rainfall with a surplus of 127%, followed by Himachal Pradesh with a surplus of 53%, Jammu and Kashmir received 37% surplus rainfall. Rain surplus for Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan is also very high.
Three intense western disturbances have given heavy rain and snow over hills and fairly widespread rain and thundershower activities over plains.
Now the Western disturbance has moved away. We expect dry weather to continue until the evening of March 30.
A fresh Western disturbance will approach Jammu and Kashmir by March 30. Isolated rain may commence over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand from the evening of March 30. The intensity of rain and snow will increase over Western Himalayas from March 31st. Light to moderate rain and snow with one or two heavy spells are expected to continue until April 2nd.
Isolated rain and thundershower may also occur over the northern districts of Punjab and Haryana. The weather of Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and north Rajasthan will remain dry. Southern districts of Punjab and Haryana will also witness dry weather during this period. Weather will become dry from April 3rd onward over entire western Himalayas as well as plains. Temperatures will rise and the day will become very warm over plains.